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Forever Grace

As we find ourselves in uncertain times, God’s grace is forever. “We always overestimate ourselves when we imagine we are completely indispensable and that the world or the Church depends on our frantic activity. Often it will be an act … Continue reading

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A Prayer & Blessing for Saint Patrick’s Day

A blessed Saint Patrick’s Day to one and all. If you would welcome a chuckle from a previous post about one of Virginia’s most hilarious Saint Patrick’s Days, click here – Saint Patrick’s Day FUN! Today as we celebrate the … Continue reading

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#LENT: A Prayer for Friday

Here’s an ancient Celtic prayer on this Lenten Friday to contemplate… Lord Jesus Christ “You are the peace of all things calm. You are the place to hide from harm. You are the light that shines in dark. You are … Continue reading

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#LENT : A Prayer for Monday(s)

Monday is not always our favorite day of the week. Trudge, sludge, finding our way back into weekday grooves after the weekend. We may need a little extra Heavenly Help. Today here’s a prayer from one of my favorite spiritual … Continue reading

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#LENT : A SONG FOR SUNDAY

The other night Virginia blasted her Andrea Bocelli playlist in the kitchen while making an Italian extravaganza pasta casserole (a major production, like lasagna.) Methinks Andrea’s incredible voice and music somehow made the food taste better. (At the very least, … Continue reading

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#Lent : Jesus The Teacher

Visiting Saint Catherine’s Monastery at the base of Mount Sinai in Egypt years ago, I encountered the icon of Jesus the Teacher, also called the Christ Pantocrater. One of the oldest icons in the world, the image on that ancient … Continue reading

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#ADVENT : Open Doors, Open Hearts

On this 16th day of Advent (with Christmas less than 10 days away) we may be scrambling to squeeze in more than a tick or two in our prayer closets. But Advent is a time to open the doors of … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – Revolutions of Love

On this 10th day of Advent that is also Human Rights Day, Virginia is contemplating revolutions of love… “This is the choice before us: either try to revolutionize the world and break under it, or revolutionize ourselves and remake the … Continue reading

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#ADVENT – An Irrational Season of Blooming Love

On this 7th day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating blooming love (the impossible, irrational kind…) “To the impossible: Yes! Enter and penetrate O Spirit. Come and bless This hour: the star is late. Only the absurdity of love Can break … Continue reading

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#Advent – Hidden Treasures (of Light)

On this 5th day of Advent, Virginia is contemplating openness to the Light:  “Treasures lie hidden in darkness. Only those who walk in the night ever see the stars.” Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen “There might be less spiritual blindness in … Continue reading

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